Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
criticism of the police was that either there was some kind of cover-up at scotland yard about these allegations, or that they did not realize the seriousness of them at the time. one of the senior policeman in charge of scotland yard, when these allegations first came to light, is just reminding mp's that at the time they were dealing with massive counterterrorism problems, the attacks on 7/7 on the london transport system. at the time, phone hacking was not the priority, but with hindsight, it is obvious it should have been. >> good to see you. thanks. president karzai's half brother, wally tahlak med ahmad karzai, has been shot dead. with a controversial figure. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. a few months ago, he was interviewed. >> it is quite extraordinary. we were in kandahar for a film in april, and i noted how many layers of security, barb wire, barriers, concrete walls that he had around his compaq and -- of around his compound. i told him he must be in the most heavily secured building in kandahar, and he said, "i have been attacked many times.
Jul 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
, a small number of families have been told by scotland yard that there details were discovered as part of the latest investigation into hacking. this family lost their son in the bombing. the address and phone numbers were in a file. >> we receive personal phone calls from friends and family. to think that when you are at the lowest time of your life, someone for the sake of a story might be listening to you, it is horrendous. >> there has been a separate development related to the former news of the world director. e-mails were run cover that showed that he derived payments from police officers. a subject that both he and his boss for a fact about that a poll -- parliamentary committee. >> will you do it in the future? there is a clear public interest. what ever you want to talk about. >> of course he went on to become the director of communications for a time. the emergency debate on hacking will bring renewed questions on the prime ministers and judgment in hiring him. some believe that a public inquiry is the only way to make sure that it never happens again. >> we have an over-fam
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
of growing perception that scotland yards had a cozy relationship with news international. both men are hoping when the inquiry happens they are vend indicated. but it was pretty clear yesterday and the day before that the politicians, their patience snapped with the police because they felt they had not been given the true picture of links between news international and the police. >> and sir paul season son and his resignation made a very barbed reference to the prime minister. how worried is the government about what could come out of these hearings which will go on about another hour and a half. they are liberated. until now they had to worry about their careers. now they don't. that is dangerous for david cameron because they may feel where they canum say what they feel. the his is over links with staff. >> yes, he says there is a double standard that he had to go over his links with news international yet david cameron hasn't yet apologized to the british public for hiring a former news editor of the news of the world. >> thanks. that apology is what is being demanded. it is h